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Open house to showcase conceptual designs of new health-care complex

Posted Dec 3rd, 2008

NIAGARA, ON – The public is invited to attend a Design Open House hosted by the Niagara Health System (NHS) in partnership with Plenary Health on Thursday, December 11, 2008. Artist's concepts, layouts and a scale model of the health-care complex, including the 375-bed acute care community hospital and Walker Family Cancer Centre, will be available for viewing.

Project team members will be on hand to explain the innovative technologies, environmentally friendly design and leading-edge infection prevention and control measures to be incorporated into the new facility. The informal drop-in session runs from 3-7 p.m. with presentations by project team members occurring at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.

The new health-care complex to be built at First Street and Fourth Avenue in St. Catharines will function as an acute-care community hospital, replacing the aging St. Catharines General and Ontario Street Sites and will provide new regional services for all residents of Niagara including cardiac catheterization, longer-term mental health services and comprehensive cancer care services to be provided at the Walker Family Cancer Centre.

What: NHS Design Open House
When: Thursday, December 11th, 2008
Drop in session: 3 – 7 p.m. 
Presentations: 4, 5 and 6 p.m.
Where: Ontario Street Site, 155 Ontario Street
St. Catharines ON
6th floor boardroom

Complimentary parking will be provided.

Members of the public can call:
Liisa Morley, Project Communications Coordinator, at 905-378-4647, ext. 46542 or lmorley@niagarahealth.on.ca for more information.

Members of the media can contact:
Caroline Bourque Wiley, Public Affairs Consultant, at 905-378-4647, ext. 43113, for more information.

Niagara Health System